Decision details

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the consultation on the Poole Town Public Protection Order (PSPO) and to authorize consultation to consolidate alcohol control PSPO's



(a)           Cabinet approve the variation of the Poole Town Centre and Holes Bay PSPO as outlined at paragraph 5 of the report;

(b)           The Director of Communities be authorised to undertake consultation on a BCP wide Public Spaces Protection Order as set out in paragraphs 11 & 12 of this Report; and is authorised to finalise the precise terms of the wording of the conditions on which the consultation will be undertaken, such wording to be agreed in consultation with the Monitoring Officer; and

(c)           Cabinet considers the outcome of the consultation at a future meeting with a view to making recommendations in respect of the Public Spaces Protection Order in light of the consultation process.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Tourism, Leisure and Communities


To vary the terms of the current Poole Town Centre and Holes Bay PSPO in order to implement a consistent and balanced approach which is fit for purpose for the whole of BCP, applying effective solutions to the complex issues around anti-social behaviour which seeks a reduction of harmful behaviours that impact negatively on the wider community, whilst placing the needs of vulnerable people at its heart.

Report author: Andrew Williams

Publication date: 11/09/2020

Date of decision: 09/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/09/2020

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